Overdose

Grand Forks Police Issue Warning on Fentanyl Laced Heroin

None of the overdoses have been fatal but all required life saving measures and medical attention

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Police in Grand Forks are warning the public about a dangerous drug that is circulating in the city. They believe heroin laced with fentanyl is responsible for at least four overdoses since Sunday. None of the overdoses have been fatal but all required life saving measures and medical attention. Police say there could be other…

Suspended Bismarck Oral Surgeon Dies of Possible Overdose

Investigators say fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, was found inside Iravani's home

BISMARCK, ND — A Bismarck oral surgeon who was temporarily suspended from practicing medicine has died from a suspected drug overdose. First responders attempted to revive Dr. Mansureh Iravani with Narcan, a drug meant to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, but she was pronounced dead Monday night at a hospital. Investigators said fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, was…

Grand Forks Area Law Enforcement Issue Warning Over Tainted Meth Hitting the Area

Police are urging people in the community to be diligent and use caution with substance

  EAST GRAND FORKS, ND — Law enforcement officials are warning people after they say a bad batch of meth is being sold around Grand Forks. Police in East Grand Forks arrested one person yesterday for driving erratically and found they were using a controlled substance. During that arrest, they were called to a house in Grand Forks where a…

Park River Man Sentenced in Fentanyl Overdose Death

Chyle told investigators he provided fentanyl in August 2016 to 30-year-old Eugene Meecham, of Grafton

PARK RIVER, ND — A Park River man tied to a fentanyl overdose death has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Twenty-six-year-old Zachary Chyle pleaded guilty in March to a pair of charges involving distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death. Chyle told investigators he provided fentanyl in August 2016 to 30-year-old Eugene Meecham, of Grafton. Meecham’s body…

Governor Burgum, First Lady Focusing on Drug Addiction in North Dakota

Last year, 55 people died from drug overdoses, many due to opioids

BISMARCK, ND — Overdose deaths have almost tripled in North Dakota since 2013. Last year, 55 people died from drug overdoses, many due to opioids. To save lives, North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum is encouraging those at risk for opioid overdose, their family and friends, and community businesses to get a prescription for naloxone. It can prevent opioid…

Judge Rules Prince’s Living Siblings Heirs to $200 Million Estate

The judge determined Prince died without having a will and named them heirs to his estimated $200 million dollar fortune

  CHANHASSEN, Minn. — A judge has made a ruling on the estate of Prince and has found it in favor for his living siblings. Prince’s sister and five half-siblings staked a claim on the late singer’s estate after he died from an opioid overdose in 2016. The judge determined Prince died without having a will and named them heirs…

Dilworth Police Investigating Possible Overdose Deaths

One overdose death happened on May 2 while the second victim died on Sunday

  DILWORTH, Minn. — Two people have died of suspected drug overdoses, just days apart, in Dilworth. Officers say both victims were men in their 20’s. One overdose death happened on May 2 while the second victim died on Sunday. Red River Dispatch logs show the deaths occurred in houses about a block apart in Dilworth. Autopsies have been done….

Hell’s Kitchen Fans Mourn the Loss of 2016-17 Contestant from Drug Overdose

Giganti was well-known on the show for his last-minute dish saves and getting into a few feuds with Gordon Ramsey

  PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — Sad news for Hell’s Kitchen fans. Paulie Giganti, who was a star chef on Fox’s 16th season of the show, has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose at his home in Philadelphia. Authorities say his body tested positive for drugs but did not release what kind were found. Giganti was well-known on the show…

Friday, April 21st Declared “Prince Day” Across Minnesota

Prince died April 21st of last year of an accidental painkiller overdose

  MINNESOTA — Gov. Dayton has declared Friday as “Prince Day” across Minnesota to honor the legacy of the homegrown music legend. Prince died April 21st of last year of an accidental painkiller overdose. The proclamation coincides with memorial celebrations taking place at the First Avenue night club in Minneapolis and at Paisley Park in Chanhassen. Dayton says Prince “showcased…

Fargo Police Set the Record Straight on State’s Good Samaritan Law

The law gives immunity to fellow drug users to encourage them to call for help during a drug overdose

FARGO, N.D. — Details of a drug arrest from May of last year have raised questions about North Dakota’s Good Samaritan Law. Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd took to Facebook to clear up the confusion. Authorities want to remind the public that saving someone’s life is their top priority. North Dakota’s Good Samaritan Law is designed to help authorities save…